Patients, staff and community members attended a two-part concert event on Monday, 9 July at the Warneford Hospital Chapel.

Traditional Welsh harp and fiddle group DnA (Delyth & Angharad) performed for an afternoon crowd of patients and staff, and again in an open event in the evening in an effort to engage community members while raising funds for the Oxford Health Charity.

The Artscape programme

The mother-and-daughter duo performed at the first of a series of concerts scheduled for 2018 as a part of the Artscape programme at the Warneford Hospital, which incorporates art projects into treatment and recovery for patients with the trust.

Tom Cox, project manager for Artscape said: “Artscape is an innovative project that aims to provide opportunities for mental health services users, their carers and staff to engage with the arts to enhance health and wellbeing.

“The concerts form an essential part of Artscape’s work and we are delighted to start them again in 2018. Each event provides a great opportunity for patients and staff to spend time listening to live music during the day, meet musicians and learn about music.”

A charitable endeavour

The concert series are run throughout the year in partnership with Oxford Contemporary Music which allows local musicians to collaborate with Oxford Health to raise money for the Oxford Health Charity. These funds are then used to provide support to programmes such as Artscape, which will receive art materials and workshops across the trust.

The 9 July concerts raised a total of £180 for the charity through donations from attendees.

 

If you’re interested in hosting a concert, contact Tom Cox at tom.cox@oxfordhealth.nhs.uk

To learn more about Artscape, visit https://www.oxfordhealth.nhs.uk/about-us/artscape/